FRINGE ELEMENTS: “They are unique and stubborn, they do what they want and follow their feeling,” said Roland Mouret, referring to the winner of the annual Fashion Fringe new talent contest: Fyodor Golan. Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman’s spring collection, titled Flowers of Evil, was feminine and edgy, and drew its inspiration from Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and Charles Baudelaire and his poetry. “We love how these artists grasped at nature as a way of expressing pain, Frida even ended up drawing flowers on herself,” said Podgorny. Their knee-length, rigidly tailored dresses — which were all worn with gold neck braces — came in gentle shades of green and yellow, while others were adorned with glittery embroidered flowers and fake gemstones.
September 19, 2011